WW2 European Theatre

  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Who: Germany and Poland.What: The German army made its move into Poland.Where: Along The Germany/Poland boarder.Why: It was the start of World War 2.
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    Battle of Britain

    Who: Germany’s Air Force and the British Royal Air Force.What: The battle fought over Britain by the RAF and the German Air Force.Where: Over Great Britain.Why: Germany was trying to soften Britain up so they could attack and was trying to cripple Britain’s air force.
  • Lend-Lease Act Signed

    Lend-Lease Act Signed
    Who: Passed by The United States Congress, signed by FDR.What: Allowed the United States to lend supplies to countries fighting the Axis powers.Where: The United States.Why: To help the countries fighting Germany as a way of protecting America.
  • Germany declares war on the United States

    Who: Hitler and the Nazi party.What: Declared war on the United States.Where: From where Hitler was located at the time.Why: The United States declared war on Japan who was Germany’s ally.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    Who: The German and Soviet Armies.
    What: A battle over the city named after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, the city was an important trade center.
    Where: The USSR city Stalingrad.
    Why: It was an important trade center and was a strategic point to hold for future attacks for the Germans.
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    Battle of El Alamein

    Who: Allies lead by General Montgomery and the Axis forces lead by Field Marshal Rommel.What: First major Allied victory that forced the Germans to retreat to Tunisia.Where: The town of El Alamein.Why: It was the first major Allied victory and it forced the Germans to retreat to Tunisia.
  • Allies land in Italy

    Who: The Allied Forces.
    What: The Allied forces landed on the island of Sicily.
    Where: Sicily, off of the coast of mainland Italy.
    Why: To take Italy out of the war.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    Who: The Allied Forces.
    What: A long planned attack to give the Allies a foothold on the coast of mainland Europe.
    Where: The French coast; at Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Sword Beach, Juno Beach, and Gold Beach.
    Why: It gave the Allies a foothold on mainland Europe.
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    Battle of the Bulge

    Who: The German army and the Alliance army.What: The last major offensive of the German army. Where: Started at Antwerp.Why: It sealed Germany’s defeat in World War 2.
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    Yalta Conference

    Who: Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt.What: How to divide and govern Germany and what to do with annexed lands.Where: In the Yalta resort at the Black Sea.Why: To try and find a partially neutral place to meet and deal with post war problems.
  • Franklin Roosevelt dies

    Franklin Roosevelt dies
    Who: Franklin Roosevelt.
    What: He passed away.
    Where: On vacation in Warm Springs, Georgia.
    Why: Was a major blow to the American people, FDR was a very popular leader.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    Who: Adolf Hitler.What: He committed suicide.Where: In a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin.Why: Germany was badly losing the war and he was going to be captured.
  • Germany surrenders (VE day)

    Germany surrenders (VE day)
    Who: The Nazi party.What: The day that’s celebrated as the end of World War 2 after Germany surrendered.Where: In Europe.Why: It was the end of World War 2.